Jeni and Deanna Oppenheimer via Crowdrise
September 15, 2015
BENEFITING: CHELAN VALLEY HOPE
EVENT DATE: Sep 14, 2015
Lake Chelan, one of America’s most pristine lakes is under attack from rampant, lightning-induced wildfires. Already 1000 families have been evacuated, over 60 homes, structures and businesses have been destroyed, and containment is less than 50%. While forest fires are not uncommon in the Western States, the Chelan Fire Complex has struck at the heart of the livelihood and homes of Chelan and Manson with unprecedented speed at the worst time, the height of a bustling tourist season.
It’s in the DNA of the Lake Chelan area residents to come together to help one another. With the national and international press coverage that the Chelan Fire Complex has received, people from outside the local community want to help. After talking with several community leaders, we have chosen Chelan Valley Hope/Give Naked as the place most suited to receive donations from around the state, country and world to channel funds to help those families who have lost their homes and/or businesses. This is a local charity that knows the community best and is able to give 100% of donations going to the recipients. Learn more here
Please join us now by taking action to help the Chelan Fire Recovery effort by:
- Sharing this page with your network.
- Contributing to Chelan Valley Hope/Give Naked today.
- Joining our fundraising team by clicking below.
This campaign will run for the next 25 days to help defray the loss of tourism income for the Chelan and Manson residents. Thank you for your support, every dollar counts.
* thanks to GoLakeChelan for photos 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8; Molly Quinn for photo 6; Parker Nolan for photo 8; and Annika Nolan for photo 9